Milwaukee Public Schools
Press Release

MPS schools to be closed Fri., Jan. 9, 2015

Thursday and Friday evening activities including sports cancelled; Central Services locations will be open; principals and APs report to schools

By - Jan 8th, 2015 04:52 pm

MILWAUKEE (January 7, 2015) – MPS schools will be closed on Friday, January 9, 2015, Milwaukee Public Schools announced Thursday afternoon.

MPS Central Services locations will remain open and all principals and assistant principals should report to their schools.

Thursday and Friday evening activities, including sports, are canceled. The Milwaukee Board of School Directors meeting of the Committee on Strategic Planning and Budget scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 8 has been postponed due to inclement weather. The meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 15.

The district has reviewed the weather forecast for Friday and determined it is in the best interest of students to close schools that day.

An automated phone message to families will be distributed Thursday evening. The news will also be distributed via the district website, switchboard and social media accounts as well as through traditional news media.

About Milwaukee Public Schools

Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • More MPS students are meeting reading standards
  • The MPS Class of 2014 earned $31 million in scholarships, up $7 million; and
  • MPS is home to 4 of the state’s top 15 high schools according to U.S. News and World Report

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